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with that country. the fact that they are such nurse. by the way. the idiots, the government officials. some of the best entrepreneurs in the world, but they are stuck because the government is absolutely out of its mind. by the wy, the mock up was the total fake. they showed this mock up. it was totally fake. melissa: we are out of time. the era of big government is over but it's not. it is getting bigger. what is in store for our future? tonight. [applause] >> my audience and i just watched the state of the union. once again i am freaked out. president says he will not increase the deficit but the government will consume more money and more of my freedo that is what i heard. with someone who respects the dignity of the individual, individual freedom if only ron paul would run for president. he is here. dr. paul why did you run for president? >> that is interesting had a dream that i did and i was doing very well and i won the primary in iowa and a look of the next morning and my name was never mentioned. i guess it was a dream but i thought about it. >> but you did get in the republican pr
! [splash!] the era of big government is over but it's not. it is getting bigger. what is in store for our future? tonight. [applause] >> my audience and i just watched the state of the union. once again i am freaked out. president says he will not increase the deficit but the government will consume more money and more of my freedom that is what i heard. with someone who respects the dignity of the individual, individual freedom if only ron paul would run for president. he is here. dr. paul why did you run for president? >> that is interesting had a dream that i did and i was doing very well and i won the primary in iowa and a look of the next morning and my name was never mentioned. i guess it was a dream but i thought about it. >> but you did get in the republican primary more than 2 million votes. >> deal is one to do better but i was very encouraged that is where i have become more optimistic i did watch the same "state of the union" message it is rather depressing but i will continue to go to college campuses. so many young people understand it is so different from when i got in that
's in your wallet? i usually say that. make america it energy independent. >> 1980. >> 1980 by. >> government fails. here is my favorite "state of the union." >> the big era of government is over. >> but it is getting bigger. what is in store for our future? tonight. [cheers and applause] in limited government with individual freedom if somebody like ron paul would run for president. he is here. dr. paul, why didn't you run aor president?i e >> i had a dream that i did. i had a dream i was doing very well and by one the primary in iowa and a lot of the next morning and watched tv but my name was never mentioned. it was a dream. maybe someday. john: you often we're ignored by many but you did get more than 2 million votes in the republican primaries.n >> i was pleased, you always d want to do better if i wasi wase encouraged by the young people that showed up that is where i became more optimistic. i did watch some of theour "state of the union" messageat tonight i did not come out very optimistic with that but this -- addressing. on college campuses there is bw reason to be optimistic. >> yo
of the tribal government and communities. i am also pleased to welcome our distinguished guests in washington d.c. and those listening around the country to the 2013 state of andean nations. across the country, students, teachers, businesses have gathered to watch this event together. among many events we are pleased to be joined by students from the laguna middle-school, boys and girls club have a greater scottsdale tribes like the muscogee creek nation, confederate tribes in the tele, reservation and hosting tribal parties brought this is by many areas of the country have also pleased to be joined by the college of the nomination, the american indian college fund. these are just a small selection of events happening today and they want to thank them and all of you for joining us. we have an incredible turnout here in washington d.c. and i like to acknowledge your guess in the studios of distance-learning. and the administration which showed it a lot in the white house. dr. ruby doe from hs, lillian sparks administration are native americans and also representatives of key federal agencies tha
row is invited to depart. >> on c-span2, a hearing on a government report on federal programs vulnerable to waste, fraud, and abuse and mismanagement. then at 9 a.m., the homeland security department in light of the gao report. >> domestic drone use is the focus of the house science space and technology subcommittee hearing friday morning. members will examine the challenges facing operations in u.s. airspace. officials from the faa and nasa are expected to testify. live coverage 10 a.m. eastern on our companion network c-span3. >> thursday at a senate banking hearing committee on dodd-frank financial regulations senator elizabeth warren of massachusetts, thomas curry, about prosecuting big banks when they break the law. here's a portion of the event. >> thank you very much, mr. chairman. thank you, ranking member. it's good to be here. thank you all for editing. i sat what he said. it's harder than look so i appreciate your being you. i want to ask a question about supervising banks when they break the law. including the mortgage foreclosure of others as well. we all understa
love. it is our unfinished task to make sure this government works on behalf of the many and not just the few that it encourages free enterprise, rewards initiative and opens the door of opportunity to every child across this great nation. [ applause ] >> the american people don't expect government to solve every problem. they don't expect those of us in this chamber to agree on every issue, but they do expect us to put the nation's interests before party. [ applause ] >> they do expect us to forge reasonable compromise where we can, for they know that america moves forward only when we do so together, and that the responsibility of improving this union remains the task of us all. our work must begin by making some basic decisions about our budget decisions that will have a huge impact on the strength of our recovery. over the last few years both parties have worked together to reduce the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion, mostly through spending cuts, but also raising taxes on the wealthiest 1% of americans. as a result, we are more than halfway toward the goal of $4 trillion in def
and government reform. >> without objection, so ordered. that concludes the items of the business on the agenda for the house budget committee's organizational meeting. we will now proceed to the c.b.o. outlook meeting. if dr. elmendorf will take his usual and customary pgs. -- position. kind of feels like groundhog day, sunt it? let me -- let me start by welcoming our new members, we have members who representative different areas, different view, different philosophies. i want to start by saying how much of a pleasure it is to serve on this committee. this is the kind of committee where you get to bring your ideas to the table and air them out. we've got enormous fiscal challenges ahead of us. we've got a debt problem we all acknowledge must be dealt with. we've got a deficit that needs to be brought down. we've got an economy that needs growth. -- growth. and this is one of those areas, up with of those committees where we need to have this debate. we're going to be processing legislation, we're going to be considering alternatives and i want to say on behalf of those of us on this side of t
, legislation that keeps the government funded and running. he wants to keep that separate from sequestration. explain why and what might happen on that. >> i think it is a stop-gap measure. it is not a real bill or appropriation bill that funds the government. it is basically avoiding government shut down. i don't think mr. rogers was to have a discussion on how to avoid the sequestered until we get very close to a government shutdown if people cannot agree on which to do it. one thing we did discuss, that is important for people to understand is that the sequestered woodcuts overall government spending by $1.20 trillion for the next nine years. this year, it would be $85 billion. how rodgers, the way he would present, he would write that the government would be funded the way it was last year, but if the sequestered takes effect, it would cut off -- >> a big part of this process? >> it is unclear exactly how all of this will work. part of it is that sometimes, if you talk to some of the people, the new were more ardent er moreatives, -- the new wer conservative members, they take the view t
explain how the fall the government for the private sector is the key to opportunity for hispanics such as himself and other minorities to climb the ladder up into the middle class and beyond. >> governor, they can't label he's a big rich fat cat. because he just paid off $100,000 student loan go. ahead. >> yes. and what he did, though was give a very logical discussion of why big government gets in the way, doesn't help, and whyy jaiting -- creating job incentive is the best way to deal with people who aspire to grow up the economic sail. it's a great speech. >> i think it was the best response for state of the union. it's a tough speech to give. that i've seen, governor, we've got to roll. thank you. >> thank you. >> that is all of the time we have left this evening. thank you for being with us. th president's fourth state of the union address. welcome to special coverage of president obama's fourth state of the union address, the first state of the union of his second term. earlier today, house speaker john boehner predicted the highly partisan speech and said this president doe
. it's a remark sight, state of the union address. the entire united states government is there. the gray hiavd gentleman there in the center of the screen is the new white house chief of staff who may have the second toughest job and attorney general eric holder but the entire government is here. all of the senate and house and cabinet and joint chiefs of staff. the supreme court, it's quite a remark sight. on a slightly grizzly note, one member of the cabinet is always told to stay away to be in effect in hiding so if something should happen, there would be somebody to run the u.s. government. in this particular case it is energy secretary steven chew. i was there at the briefing that he gave today and he really went after the president. he said that he lacks the courage hearing lacks the guts to take the liberal side of the party and made his basic point that president obama would pursue and he does in his speech tonight, taxes on the rich, but unwilling to get tough on entitlements which, of course, is an anathema to the left wing of the party. >> while he has refused to agr
of representatives led and what its federal government was able to accomplish, referring to the sequester. a profound disagreement. i think the gentleman from kansas is profoundly wrong. the sequester will have an extraordinarily negative affect on this country, on its people, on its economy and on its national security. and i, i might say, on the confidence that the world at large has in the united states' ability to pursue rational policy. in his state of the union address last night, mr. speaker, with regard to the deficit, the president said this, none of us will get 100% what we want, but the alternative will cost us jobs, hurt our economy and visit hardship on millions of hardworking americans. he went on to say the greatest nation on earth cannot keep conducting its business by drifting from one manufactured crisis to the next. every 30 days, every 60 days, every 90 days, a manufactured crisis, evidence of a dysfunctional and willful congress. he went on to say, let's agree right here, right now to keep the people's government open, pay our bills on time and always uphold the full faith and cr
's not a real bill that funds -- it's not an appropriations bill that funds the government. it's a way of basically avoiding government shutdown and i think the reason mr. rogers doesn't want to have a discussion on how to avoid the sequester is because, again, it's very close to a government shutdown because people can't agree on a way to do it. one thing we didn't discuss i think that's actually important for people to understand is that the sequester actually would affect a continuing resolution because the sequester would cut overall government spending by, you know, $1.2 trillion over the next nine years and this year would be $85 billion. so i think hall rogers, the way he would present it would be he would write -- the government would be funded the same level it was funded last year but a sequester takes effect, it's going to cut off the amount of -- >> the amount of money the appropriators have to work with, andy taylor, are they a part of this process? >> well, it's unclear how all this will work and part of it is, as roxannea and i were discussing before we talked to the cha
pays billions in fines for the gulf oil spill then gets billions more in government contracts. lindsey graham announce he will continue to block lady gaga's tour until she provides more answers about benefit -- benghazi. >>> starting with the senate and majority leader harry reid. >> republicans have made an unfortunate choice to ratchet up the level of destruction here in washington. just when you thought things couldn't get worse it gets worse. >> john: because today senate republicans blocked former republican senator chuck hagel's nomination to become the nation's next secretary of defense. this is the first time, friends in our nation's history that a filibuster has been used to block a president's nominee for that position. the final tally 58 for 40 against and one senator utah's orrin hatch voted present. wow, harry you couldn't see this coming, to cow? senator reid has mildly apoplectic after the votes were cast. >> they're filibustering him. that's what they're doing. i'm going to say i'm sorry sorry this has happened. >> john: harry reid showing the lack of outrage and passio
a very dramatic reform of the department as the federal government came in and forced changes down the department's throat after several scandals. bratton latched on to the changes and made sure that the department actually bought into them. and in doing so really changed the story line of the lapd. and that said, this whole episode, while you would think nobody would want to touch dorn were a ten-foot pole we have been inundated with e-mails and calls from lapd cops and from the public that say the old lapd is still alive and well. even if that's not the case, and i don't think it is, the memories and the pain and the scars from that time are still very much on the surface. >> it often goes down to personal experiences with the police that are anecdotal, but of course they drive how you think about any life experience. they dominate your thinking. and of course the past is always with. thank you, joel rubin of "the l.a. time." clint van zandt is now with us. clint, thank you. i've been watching you on knbc as we monitor the situation. do we have clint? we don't have clint. >> yeah
the loyalty of vietnam vet hagel. >> we saw with his nomination something truly extraordinary, the government of iran formally and publicly praising the nomination of a defense secretary. >> i would say he's endorsed by them. you can't get any closeyer then that. chris: that was the backdrop by 9:00 that night when the president told the same republicans the country expects more. >> they don't expect those of us in this chamber to agree on every issue. but they do expect us to put the nation's interests before party. chris: that was the president, michael, but historically speaking, you're the expert. why does the president speak so grandly of bipartisanship? and a new day has dawned and so many in the republican party seem to say no, tpwhever had an election. there's still a divide? >> he said because the party does not have the house. probably talking very differently if they did. the other thing, chris, especially after re-election, the opposition party is usually pretty angry they lost it. 1937 republicans tried to cut down franklin roosevelt in congress, bringing his mandate down to size
's be clear. deficit reduction alone is not an economic plan. it is not a bigger government we need but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad-based growth. >>> now, central to the president's plan to "reignite the middle class" is education. he made an unexpected plan for higher quality preschool education. he wants to focus on math, science and technology. he asked congress to withhold federal aid to colleges who don't keep tuition costs down. he wants to raise the minimum wage to $9 and create a federal program to spur infrastructure project. >>> the economy sen trick speech is prompting a strong spops fre from republicans. marco rubio said the president has an obsession to raising taxes. >> instead, we should grow our economy to create new taxpayers, not new taxes. so our government can afford to help those who truly cannot help themselves. >> rubio was followed up by another conservative voice, rand paul, who offered the tea party response. while he also focused on the economy, he blamed both parties for failing voters. >> washington act in a way your fa
crime and the like and the fact we have expressly prohibited certain agencies of government of doing any research into gun violence, how to reduce it, we don't think twice about reducing -- calling for research in reducing epidemics and reducing the incidents of disease. can you talk from a public health perspective about the problem of gunshot deaths in our country and what you think we need to do to address it? >> sure. as i indicated in my testimony, i think from a policy standpoint, really the most important thing is that we currently make it way too easy for criminals to get guns. and there are some commonsense ways to address that. we need comprehensive background checks. we are never going to be effective without that. as is indicated by the numbers, it's difficult to prosecute them and that's frankly by design. the laws are written in a way to minimize accountability for those who are buying and selling firearms. i think that's very wrong-headed. i have several studies that i've conducted that showed very consistent evidence that states that have greater measures to hold firearm
in and impose the strategy he wants to with the full agreement of the u.s. government. this has all been very exquisitely coordinated. >> now jonathancast, katz, who lived in haiti, talks about the work to rebuild the country. it's 45 minutes. >> hello. thank you for the introduction. this is very cool. this is my first book, so if i look like i'm really not accustomed to this, it's because i'm really not accustomed to this. so the book is called "the big truck that went by." and there's a spoiler in the subtitle. how the world came to save haiti and left behind a disaster, i'm going to read to you a little bit about it and talk about it, and then i hope that we have a good discussion as this topic usually provokes. so i'm going to start by reading from chapter one, the end. before i do i'm going to give myself some water. this brand of water is in the book. had i known that i would have picked that section. i can try to look for it in a little bit. these are actually delivered to haiti after the earthquake by the u.s. military. it's called fiji water for a reason. it comes from fiji, which i
present, the stressed that markets, not governments, should continue what currencies are boris. there's likely to be no agreement to limit government spending for now and the debate of growth versus austerity is set to continue. >> it seems there may be a racings war on the horizon. a downgrade by the u.s. grading agency can be bad news for any business but now moody's has downgraded one of its biggest rival. one of the largest rating agency, standard and poor's it present it was most recent award with the department of justice associated with the housing collapse. >> and a meat processing splant suspected of mixing horse products in products sold with meat. they are removing products that were falsely labeled with let. >> brussels has given the go ahead for a testing of made products. >> when it's served up, consumers cannot easily distinguish between horse meat and beef. horse meat has been found in a number of places including school lunches. scale of the problem. >> i welcome the european's decision to introduce screening so we can determine if this is an isolated different or if
matters of process and get beyond government ultimatums, government by crisis, government from lurching from one a traumatic event for 1 after the other, and returned to this appropriations committee, i will remind everyone, is one of over two congressional committees -- the revenue committee gathers revenue to operate the government of the united states. the other is to make wise and prudent expenditures in the interest of the united states. we are constitutionally mandated except finance and appropriations. we were created by congress to govern. we were created to help govern the nation. this is what brings us to our hearing today. we will focus on the impact of the sequester. i think it is a bad idea. it is bad policy. it is a bad economic policy. it is bad governing policy. i really do not like it. it is working with the leadership to be able to find a way to avoid the sequester in the hopes that a higher power find a way for the nine years that it is mandated. what we hope to accomplish today is to take a look at the impacts if the sequester happens for the american people
the government do because it is responsible when you have this kind of president? >> naftali details the challenges he faced. sunday night at 8 p.m. on c- span's "q&a." members of president obama's cabinet were before the senate committee today and outlining their sentiments of what would happen if the automatic spending cuts, the sequestration, went into effect on march one. they discussed homeland security housing, and education. this is three hours. >> that morning, everyone. it today we are convening the committee of the appropriations committee. it is the worst hearing in the 113th congress for the appropriations committee. the focus of today's hearing will be on the impact of the sequester and the critical national function that are important to the security, safety, and future of the american people. as i take this gavel, i'm mindful of the -- and acknowledge the previous leadership of the outstanding chair. it is a great honor for me to be part of this committee. we all carry a special place in our hearts today for senator don the whole ionay -- - senator. the senator of hawa
because the government itself is a consistent obstacle. the national federation of independent businesses recently released figures from december indicating the mood of businesses is at a recession level. 70% of business owners that were surveyed identified the current environment as a bad time to expand and political uncertainty topped the list for the reasons not to attempt economic growth. lee, a resident of muskogee, oklahoma, and president of acme corporation, said a lot of small businesses had to go in debt to stay afloat. he said now they can't make the money they need to to pay down debts due in large part the environment the government has created. i joined a small group of members in congress. i have faced unprecedented difficulties ensuring my business succeeded. i step on the floor of the united states house of representatives with a firsthand understanding how high the hurdles are for a business to succeed and just simply jump over. last month when president obama was sworn into his second term, i was reminded of something he said four years ago in his first inauguration. the
to do with chuck hagel who wasn't in the government at that time. well, today republican threats to take the unprecedented step of blocking a presidential cabinet appointment came to fruition, if you will. democrats moved forward with a procedural vote to end debate and pave the way for a final up and down vote. then it failed. it failed to get the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster. so -- and this just happened. where does hagel's nomination go from here and what are the republicans really up to here in delaying the vote? claire mccaskill is a democratic senator from missouri. thank you, senator. kelly o'donnell. let me tell you this, i want to ask you, why are they doing this? why are they holding up a cabinet appointment at the highest 4re68, defense secretary in why are the republicans doing this? >> i talked to republicans about this today. they made it clear there are really two tracks. for some of them it is about chuck hague 'em, his qualifications, his past statements, wanting to know more. wanting the members of the snit who didn't get to ask him questions to review the m
to benghazi, something that has nothing do with chuck hagel, who wasn't even in the government at the time. today, the unprecedented step came to a head. that failed to get the 60 votes needed. that mob at the gate headed over >> what are republicans really trying to do? nbc's kelly o'donnell is at the capital tonight. let me just tell you this, i'm going to ask you, why are they doing this? why are they holding up a cabinet appointment? >> for some of them, it is about chuck hagel wanting to know more, who were not a part of committee. they just all received. they make it very clear. it's not personal, they say. it is a tool within the rules of the senate. they say the only tool they have to try to extract from the administration information they did not willingingly give. so case in point, there are two things that have happened because they put up this resistance. >> today, they received a letter and they believed that that is a credit to the white house, that they've now given them that information. they're satisfied, for now, on that. expect more questions, chris u when joan brennan,
and defend offer security to our people. it's something that is not acceptable. this is what the government is supposed to be doing. the department of defense has absorbed almost $600 million of defense. with the sequestration and the cr problems there we are looking up to over this period of ten years a trillion dollars cut in a can't and it can't take place. mr. chairman, this hearing is critical to allow the joint chiefs to provide their frank and honest assessment about the impact to the services. the loss of capabilities or readiness in the mismatch between the resources and strategy we're going have to work together to ensure that they american people understand how serious this is. that's a reason for the hearing today. last week lead by senator ayotte, senators mccain, graham, and i introduced a bill to mitigate the impact of sequestration through the end of the fiscal year and provide the department with the for examplability to desperately needs to operate under a continuing resolution. it's not a perfect solution. it is better than doing nothing. there is a growing concern that
the government and at the rate it is going, it is going to break all of that. but not if this superhero has anything to say about it. >> anyway, the colorado state treasurer who believes very much in the superhero but is very concerned about the not so superheroics going on in washington. always good to have you. what do you make of this? >> well, neil, welcome back. can give you 15-1/2 trillion reasons why we do have a spending problem. but beyond a spending problem we have a pelosi problem. what i mean by that is we have a collective ignorance on the part of legislative leaders and the presidents a economic advisedders who do not have any kind of business experience, even recognize this is a threat, huge threat, and if you look -- what do people do when they're confronted with the threat? in the private sector, they diagnosis the problem, map it out, and then work to fix the problem -- >> not if they don't see it as a problem. they -- itch the issue is, we see the debt and the deficit, we could address it by just hiking taxes. the underlying spenting isn't the problem. maybe not enough re
toy world. >> we saw with his nomination something truly extraordinary which is the government of iran formally and publicly praising the nomination of a defense secretary. >> senator hagel is an honorable man, he has served his country and no one on this committee at any time should impugn his character or his integrity. >> john mccain or roy blount are critical here if they don't participate in this filibuster, it seems as though he will move ahead. what's changed from when john mccain thought that chuck hagel was worthy of a nomination until now? >> a lot of it was iraq. >> so is it political pay back? >> it is like a lot of things, it's both political and personal. i think john mccain in kind of brushing back ted cruz was trying to sort of sort out the personal and the political. the problem for mccain is, if it looks like this is purely personal and that it's an attack, then it kind of diminishes his credibility. he's trying to keep the argument on substance, but there's no question for john mccain, it is also personal. these two men were friends, they were part of a band of broth
to you. does the gop know how to do anything other than say no? i mieean, are they even really governing party? >> well, they're certainly not a governing party. you have to win national elections to govern. they're not going to do that. they're not going to be a governing party until they figure out how to do that, win national elections. what mitch mcconnell is good at here is being an advocate for filibuster reform. i was glad to see the president come out and say there is no 60 vote threshold and that most bills, especially secretaries, deserve an up or down vote. if obama had done that during a filibuster debate, then we might not be having this debate right now. the deal harry reid cut with mitch mcconnell is coming back to bite them. they could have gone for a lot more. they backed off. they shook hands again and went with something milder and then boom, he gets clowned two mornts later. >> nia malika, i want to be real clear. the filibuster has been around for decades. but its use has exploded in this past few years. in fact, two of the three sessions of congress with the worst f
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